FWP’s recommendations and an online comment form are available online at the department’s website –http://fwp.mt.gov – and follow the links to Fishing, Fishing Regulations and “Comment on 2016-19 Fishing Regulations.”
FWP also has scheduled two public meetings in May to accept comments and suggestions:
- Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Fire Hall, 944 East Pike Ave.
- Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. FWP’s Region 5 Headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive in Billings Heights.
Every four years, FWP considers all facets of Montana’s fishing regulations. The rules currently under scrutiny would run from 2016 through 2019.
As part of the process, FWP is asking anglers what parts of the regulations they would like to change. They also will ask anglers to comment on FWP’s proposals, which are designed to simplify the regulations.
All comments are due by May 31. FWP biologists will draft their recommendations in June and the FWP Commission will finalize regulations in July.
Anglers may submit their comments and suggestions at one of the meetings, in writing or online. The online form is at:
Written comments may be mailed to FWP’s headquarters at:
Fisheries, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701